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Old 04-10-2015, 04:30 PM   #29
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On the Maxiair web site FAQ section they claim the II does allow full opening of the Fantastic Fan. True or not I do not know.
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Thanks. Anyone out there with the power lift fantastic fan and Maxxair that can verify? I know I could operate it manually, but I don't want to.


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I have two FF's and although I thought it would be good to have the reverse, I have found that it isn't necessary at all. Just open both vents. Turn one fan on and leave the other off. You can feel the volume of air coming in at the vent that is off. No fan necessary.
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Today I discovered something about my Fantastic Fan rain sensor. The fan must be running for the cover to close when rain is detected. Luckily I was around to close it up.
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Today I discovered something about my Fantastic Fan rain sensor. The fan must be running for the cover to close when rain is detected. Luckily I was around to close it up.
Mine will close in rain without the fan running. I always leave them open in with the fan off. Makes no difference.


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I have two FF's and although I thought it would be good to have the reverse, I have found that it isn't necessary at all. Just open both vents. Turn one fan on and leave the other off. You can feel the volume of air coming in at the vent that is off. No fan necessary.
I was leaning that way, but I called the Fantastic vent people and spoke to a great young lady who not only sent me the schematics of the reverse but sent me two switches as well no charge. They are great people to deal with.


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Old 04-10-2015, 09:24 PM   #35
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Today I discovered something about my Fantastic Fan rain sensor. The fan must be running for the cover to close when rain is detected. Luckily I was around to close it up.

There are different models, and I am not sure if they are all the same, but:

1) the living room one has the controls all on the fan. If you turn off the blades with the black rocker switch, THE WHOLE SYSTEM is off and the rain sensor will not close nor open the lid. You must turn on the switch and turn up the thermostat knob to stop the blades. This will keep the SYSTEM powered on and the lid will operate automatically.

2) the bedroom has a remote on the wall which turn on the system and acts as a thermostat. If you keep pushing the button to lower the temp at which the blades stop, until no LEDs are lit, the system is off and the lid will not operate automatically. Like the other one, for the lid to operate, you must press the temperature up button until the blades stop, but the temp LED stays lit.
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The only criticism that I can find so far about the Camco is that they don't allow the vent cover to go all the way up. Do the MaxxairII's allow full opening of the fantastic vent?


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George, The lid touches the Maxx air to keep wind rattles away, but it is all the way open as far as I can tell
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Thanks. Anyone out there with the power lift fantastic fan and Maxxair that can verify? I know I could operate it manually, but I don't want to.


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I just added the MaxxairII covers on my fantastic fans. I don't believe the FF cover goes 100% open against the MA. I also frankly don't want to try it electronically because if I'm right, the motor will keep trying to push it open.

However, manually, it opens very wide and doesn't seem to restrict airflow. The great thing is rain wont close the lid when you want the fan function during rain - and - you can drive with the vents open - very good for hot days.
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The power system stops against resistance, don't worry about it. The lid does stop against the Maxxair, so it's not 100%, like Steve says, but it's not discernible that it isn't fully open...like 98%? or 99%.
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The power system stops against resistance, don't worry about it. The lid does stop against the Maxxair, so it's not 100%, like Steve says, but it's not discernible that it isn't fully open...like 98%? or 99%.

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Mine will close in rain without the fan running. I always leave them open in with the fan off. Makes no difference.


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In my case it could easily be operator error. Still trying to learn something new everyday.
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Steve, it close (shuts off) against resistance as well...not a stop switch. Listen to it next time you close it.
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